That Outlaw! Homeria.

Jane McGary
Mon, 22 Nov 2004 17:30:24 PST
As I understand it, Homeria was placed on the noxious weeds list because it 
is toxic to livestock and is considered a pest in South Africa for that reason.

This is pretty silly, since Colchicum and Narcissus are also toxic to 
grazing animals, which seem to have enough sense to leave them alone and 
would no doubt avoid Homeria too.

The federal list seems to have been put together somewhat haphazardly. For 
example, it contains a great many parasitic plants, including some that no 
one would ever think of growing, like dodder, and some that are almost 
impossible to cultivate.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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